ART & DESIGN
No matter how much we love getting stuff for free, piracy is taking money out of the pockets of musicians. Artists Micro Pagano and Moreno De Turco chose to recycle CDs (remember, those things that people used to buy to listen to music?) and make them into anti-piracy art. Very cool stuff!
Every artist draws inspiration from somewhere. Check out Bryan Lewis Saunders's work: self-portraits created under the substance of various illicit substances.
Please welcome Claw, a legend in her own right with a an extensive catalog of knowledge on fine art and street art over the last several decades. We are thrilled to see what she'll be whipping up as the Art & Design voice in "Our Girls" roster!
Cindy Sherman transforms herself into different characters in staged environments that challenge the role of women whether it be in the work force, media, or society at large. Take a peek at one of her distinct transformations.
People! Check out our buddy Jose Obando's work on ArtInfo.com -- his photographs, a mixed media piece titled 1st of the Month and the "minimalism meets the munchies" sculptural piece, Suspect #3.
Claw's story is no urban legend -- it's the real deal. We've looked up to and respected this graffiti writer turned apparel mogul since day one, so when WIGS posted its short film on Claw Money we took notice.
Prepare your eyeballs for the first ever Jeffrey Campbell x Karmaloop capsule collection! Yup, you heard us -- a set of some futuristic Frankenstein kicks that only the freakish mind of our shoe buyer Joe Farese and the always over-the-top Jeffrey Campbell could dream up.
Graphic designer Dinah Fried's Fictitious Dishes series might just be the perfect Monday amusement for any of you literary folk. The clever RISD student captures memorable meals from beloved books... Can you guess which each one is from?
Known for his large-scale highly stylized black and white portraits, Robert Mapplethorpe was a pioneer working to diversify and broaden the spectrum of content within the art world. The overt eroticism of some of his work triggered much controversy over what was deemed art versus what was considered an obscenity.
Devotion to astrology is rampant at Karmaloop HQ (really though, a couple in house employees are experts and at the ready!) so naturally, these Laura Laine illustrations of various signs caught my eye.
Okay, so we may not be able to properly pronounce her name, but we can say that artist Rineke Dijkstra has some serious chops when it comes to portraiture. Having graced the pages of W Magazine, Dijkstra is now the focus of a mid-career retrospective exhibit at NYC's Guggenheim this summer. Definitely long weekend worthy!...
We love the irony and juxtaposition of mixed media artist Olivia Steele's body of work, using neon light to offer expressions that speak to everyone. Check out some snaps and a clip that delves into her process.
Gifted at capturing the romance in natural lighting, photographer Daeja Fallas creates images laced with mystical appearance, highlighting the true beauty of any model or landscape. See some of our favorite snaps of hers after the jump.
The name Roy Lichtenstein has long been synonymous with Pop Art, perhaps second in fame only to Andy Warhol. The Art Institute of Chicago and the London Tate Modern teamed up on a Chicago-based exhibit on the artist to run through the summer, as well as a great coffee table book to commemorate the exhibition....
Per its usual visually-inclined tradition, this summer Beck's is releasing labels designed by six different artists, including M.I.A. -- and we are smitten! Check them out after the jump.